Peach Fest sprouts $4.6 million impact
“Additionally, we also use registration information from events like the rodeo and the 5K run, plus data from admission receipts.”
This year’s numbers indicated that 43 percent of the festival goers came from Lincoln Parish; 42 percent from outside Lincoln Parish but within Louisiana; and 15 percent from out of state.
Bergeron said three factors led to the increased economic impact:
n Lincoln Parish residents spent more than they typically do;
n There were more out-of-parish, but in-state visitors; and
n More out-of-state visitors spent much more money.